Augustus Robert Jones papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS571
Scope and Content
This collection consists of correspondence, financial papers, ledgers, receipts, legal papers, advertisements, insurance papers, newspaper clippings, patent documents, and other papers pertaining to Augustus Robert Jones and the Jones family. The bulk of the collection is comprised of Jones's personal correspondence and financial records about the family cotton business. Also included are pocket diaries containing records of business and household purchases, printed papers such as price lists and agricultural advertisements, and cotton futures. Of particular interest are Abraham Jones's Confederate service records and Augustus Jones's post-war oath of allegiance to the United States government.
- 1855-1908, undated
- Jones, Augustus Robert, 1819-1887 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Augustus Robert Jones (1819-1887) was born in Milledgeville, Georgia. He was a merchant farmer with holdings in Polk County, Georgia; Cedartown, Georgia; Rockmart, Georgia; and Umatilla, Florida. He was the son of attorney John Jones (1791-1880) and Martha W. Jenkins Jones (1795-approximately 1850). His siblings were John A. (Honest Jack), Seaborn, Abraham, Florida, Thomas, Edwin, and Bett. Augustus married Melissa Gordon Otterson Jones (1833-1905) in 1856 and they had eight children survive infancy: Seaborn J. (1858-), Martha Walton (1861- ), Margaret Ruth (1863- ), Abraham (1864-1938), Samuel Otterson Jones (1865-1947), Sarah Bugg Moore (1867-1916), Mary (Mamie) L. (1869-1913), and Louise Cochran (1877-1918).
5 linear ft. (eight document cases, one half document case, and one oversized box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2017.
- Berry's and Company (Rome, Ga.)
- Burbank and Jones
- Business records -- Georgia
- Cotton trade -- Georgia
- Farms -- Georgia
- Georgia State College of Agriculture
- Jones family
- Jones, Augustus Robert, 1819-1887
- Jones, John
- Jones, Melissa Gordon Otterson
- Jones, Samuel Otterson
- Plantation life -- Georgia.
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Georgia
- Augustus Robert Jones papers
- Joshua Whitfield
- July 2017
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.